With both immense lament and gratitude in our hearts, we send our prayers to the friends and family of Tongva Matriarch Julia Bogany as she transitions on. We are so honored to have witnessed her strength, compassion, wisdom and all her contributions in raising awareness of the Tongva peoples within Tovangaar (LA Basin.) Her role as an educator to the next generation of people living with Tongva Lands has been imprinted onto this world and we pray that we can all embody her spirit of advocacy, reciprocity, and honor.
You can learn more about Elder Julia and her work on her website tobevisible.org, which is a project she created to spread awareness about Tongva culture, so that her grandchildren and future generations wouldn't have to struggle to be recognized the way she did.
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